227 episodes

Restoration Today is a video and audio podcast covering everything restoration-related. Every week, Michelle Blevins sits down with an industry peer – a contractor, a colleague, a supplier, an innovator, an insurer, etc. Every conversation will cover the hottest topics in today’s restoration industry – going beyond fire and water damage restoration and diving into topics like M&A, company culture, hiring and recruiting, innovations in restoration, and tools of the trade. Plus, there will be some guaranteed laughs and heartfelt moments.

Restoration Today Michelle Blevins

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 5 Ratings

Restoration Today is a video and audio podcast covering everything restoration-related. Every week, Michelle Blevins sits down with an industry peer – a contractor, a colleague, a supplier, an innovator, an insurer, etc. Every conversation will cover the hottest topics in today’s restoration industry – going beyond fire and water damage restoration and diving into topics like M&A, company culture, hiring and recruiting, innovations in restoration, and tools of the trade. Plus, there will be some guaranteed laughs and heartfelt moments.

    Chasing the Vision with Your Customer Base

    Chasing the Vision with Your Customer Base

    This series is all about sharing valuable insights, strategies, and hard-learned lessons accumulated over the many years of experience shared by restoration experts, JT Kraai of E⁠xit Strategies 360⁠ and Tim Hull of ⁠Violand Management Associates⁠!

    Episode 5 is all about the customer base and Tim & JT share:


    How revenue is broken down for restoration companies
    TPA work -Best referral sources for contractors
    Residential vs. commercial space
    Evaluation - are there certain revenue streams that bring greater value to a company?
    Personal stories of the importance and/or danger of not differentiating revenue streams
    ... and MORE! 

    If you have questions for Tim & JT, please reach out and we'll try to add those into a later episode!


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    • 34 min
    Market Update: What’s Happening with Claims Volume?

    Market Update: What’s Happening with Claims Volume?

    Aaron Brunko, President of Verisk Property Estimating Solutions, & David Obert, CPO of Verisk, sit down with Michelle at ACCESS this week to talk through the claims volume and what's happening. Some contractors are sharing that their volume is steady while other contractors are concerned that things are really slow. Aaron and David will help pick that apart and answer the question on everyone's mind: What's really going on with claims volume?

    Is there a stat or data you'd be interested in knowing more about from Aaron and Dave? Email your question to michelle@candrmagazine.com!


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    • 13 min
    The BELFOR Story

    The BELFOR Story

    On this fresh new episode, Rusty Amarante, Director of Operations at BELFOR, joins Michelle to share the journey he has taken in the restoration industry- from part-time cleaning business to Director of Operations at a $3B company.

    They talk through:


    What he attributes BELFOR's massive success
    The two arms of BELFOR, when they became the independent restoration company and the franchise group
    What sets BELFOR apart from fellow large competitors in the space?
    How BELFOR has responded to the M&A landscape over the last few years
    BELFOR's huge role in the community, specifically in Detroit.
    Three things he's seen change significantly in restoration since joining the industry
    How Rusty anticipates technology, specifically AI, will impact the restoration industry going into the future
    ...and MORE!


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    • 39 min
    Responsibility & Building Trust | Restoration MasterClass Season Episode 7

    Responsibility & Building Trust | Restoration MasterClass Season Episode 7

    Dive into the essential non-technical skills crucial for success in today’s dynamic world in season THREE of our Restoration Master Class series, in partnership with our sponsor AnswerForce! Two times each month, we will drop quick, new episodes on different topics related to Power Skills – with different industry guests!

    In episode 7, Kelley Dolan, Business Development Advisor at Violand Management Associates, joins Mandy to share all about her power skill - responsibility, and shares how that ties into building trust in the workplace.


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    • 16 min
    The Fresh Start Company

    The Fresh Start Company

    Idan Shpizear, Founder of  911 Restoration, and Miri Offir, CEO of 911 Restoration, join the podcast to talk with Michelle about 911 Restoration, telling their story and impact they have in the restoration industry.

    Idan & Miri share:


    Their background inside and outside the industry. How did they get to restoration?
    When was 911 Restoration founded, and what is the company's overall mission/purpose?
    How they have seen the industry change in the last 3 years and how they are ensuring the 911 brand stays competitive in a consolidating market
    What the biggest topics impacting their franchisees right now?
    ...and MORE!


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    • 27 min
    From Field Tech to CEO: Building a Fast-Growing Restoration Company

    From Field Tech to CEO: Building a Fast-Growing Restoration Company

    Welcome back! Eduard Mirzoian, CEO of Restorerz, shares his story of starting as a field tech and building a fast-growing restoration business, sharing what sets Restorerz apart from the rest of the industry.

    They talk though:


    Eduard's background in the industry.
    The story behind Restorerz
    The role technology plays in a growing company
    What keeps Eduard up at night as a CEO of a fast-growing restoration company
    How do you find, attract, AND retain good talent to keep pace with your growth?
    Goals for the future
    ..and MORE!


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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Bobdob69 ,

Great podcast

As a restoration business owner, I need the input of Michelle and her guests. Her weekly podcasts are a highlight of my week.

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